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Travel has shown me my privilege but also my power to do something to make the world a better place


This year, FLYTE, our not-for-profit, commemorates its five-year wedding anniversary! We introduced it in the summer of 2015 with nothing more than a need to aid youngsters see the world, uncover a love of traveling, and also find out the functional applications of their education.

In the past half-decade, we have actually sent 70 students to five countries around the world!

Considering this milestone has made me assess why I began this not-for-profit.

When we leave our convenience area, we’re confronted with a number of the globe’s problems.

One of the most effective and also difficult lessons that travel instructs us is just how unequal the globe can be. Seeing a poor youngster pleading on the street makes you review emigration, war, as well as the systemic inequalities that cause hardship.

Also, venturing undersea only to see dead reef or struggling to breathe in cities enveloped in smoke makes environment modification even more genuine.

Yet traveling also brings us closer with each other. It advises us of our shared mankind and also gives a platform for our very own personal growth and advancement.

Travel has shown me my privilege but additionally my power to do something to make the globe a better place.

It’s therefore that I created FLYTE.

Lots of kids do not have access to opportunities that can help them see beyond their existing circumstance.

With these FLYTE trips, we’re functioning to offer trainees the possibility to see just how extraordinary our world is– as well as to advise them they have the power to transform it for the better. I want FLYTE to be a chance for them to see the world beyond the stereotypes, to place their education to make use of, and to see that the world contains possibilities!

Today, I’m excited to share 2 news:

Initially, FLYTE has a new collaboration with Crabtree & Evelyn, a business that’s combining traveling, philanthropy, and beauty.

It’s making a significant donation of $35,000 and funding a whole group of pupils’ life-changing trip abroad! Just how outstanding is that?

The owner of Crabtree & Evelyn, Cyrus Harvey, discovered the world and returned house to Boston with numerous soaps and also perfumes from his adventures. With those products, he founded Crabtree & Evelyn.

He had not been just offering soaps. He was marketing tales. Cyrus enjoyed getting in touch with individuals. He developed an organization around those connections so he could share his enthusiasm for travel and discovery with people back home.

As part of the firm’s brand-new campaigns and also strategies, it’s sustaining trainees, providing the possibilities Cyrus also had.

I had the chance to talk to Ashley Souza, Crabtree & Evelyn’s primary brand name policeman, as well as she shared more regarding Cyrus’s tale, the business’s advancement, as well as why FLYTE was picked as its not-for-profit companion.

Nomadic Matt: My earliest memory of Crabtree & Evelyn was a brick-and-mortar store that offered bathroom salts. Just how has the business evolved for many years, and what’s the story behind your recent rebranding?

Ashley: Our owner Cyrus was a society junkie. Prior to we were Crabtree & Evelyn, he started The Soap Box, where he showcased artisan soaps he noticed his journeys around Europe.

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded with a hefty British motivation and with a diverse portfolio that consisted of many lifestyle items along with personal care. We discovered with our deep customer study, before the rebrand, that the conventional British high qualities of C&E no longer resonated with a more youthful customer. So we went back to the essential worths that Cy originally built the business on: exploration, curation, and also narration.


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